Your Contribution Will Bring Quality Affordable Housing to the Historic Westside
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As Atlanta’s Westside continues to attract attention from local and national developers, there is an urgent need to ensure quality affordable housing options. WFF is a place-based organization focused on compassionate and equitable neighborhood revitalization on the historic Westside. Its service footprint includes English Avenue, Vine City, Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, and Just Us. The median household income for residents within WFF’s service footprint is just under $35,000.
WFF now owns enough land to reach its overall mixed-income goals established in 2017: 1,500 high-quality, affordable units serving families at 60 percent AMI and less, 250 new single-family homes with down payment assistance for mortgage-ready buyers, and the establishment of the Anti-Displacement Tax Fund for legacy resident homeowners. Its land acquisition has followed the priorities identified by historic Westside residents, community leaders, and stakeholders in the 2016 Westside Land Use Framework Plan, which was unanimously passed by the Atlanta City Council.
The organization’s progress to date includes supporting 646 completed multifamily units, of which WFF owns 214. The organization has an additional 121 units under development and scheduled for completion by 2025. WFF has helped 35 families purchase homes and provided property tax assistance to 133 legacy residents.
With $55 million in philanthropic support, WFF will be able to build on this progress and leverage an additional $45 million in low-cost financing from its Impact Fund. An additional $10 million in public grants will help the organization finance:
- 285 multifamily units, of which 185 will serve families at 60% Area Median Income (AMI) and less.
- 225 single-family homes with accompanying income-qualified down-payment assistance, and
- Supporting the Anti-Displacement Tax Fund to help legacy resident homeowners stay in the community
Finding Home On The Westside
Westside Future Fund (WFF) created the Home on the Westside program as part of our commitment to community retention. The program is in alignment with the Westside Land Use Framework Plan, developed to ensure that long-time residents can benefit from revitalization efforts in the historic community.
In collaboration with the City of Atlanta and with the support of philanthropic, corporate and community partners, we want to provide safe, quality housing for residents with “live, work, learn” connections to the historic Westside.
Our vision is to cultivate a community Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud to call home.
WFF has championed four impact strategies -- including cradle-to-career education, safety and security, and community health and wellness as part of our efforts to advance a compassionate approach to neighborhood revitalization. WFF has intentionally pivoted its focus to its mixed-income communities impact strategy to provide in understanding that stable housing is key for the health of families and their communities.
ANTI-DISPLACEMENT TAX FUND FOR LEGACY HOMEOWNERS: Westside Future Fund is committed to helping qualified legacy homeowners gain relief from increases in their existing property taxes through the philanthropy-supported Anti-Displacement Tax Fund (ADTF). Learn more.
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